Fatalities and injuries have always been major concerns in the construction industry. Even with all the updated safety and compliance regulations, site managers often end up overlooking the need to assess the real risks and taking preventive actions. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has further amplified the risks in the construction industry. However, it has also presented an opportunity to embrace and integrate new technologies to increase the efficiency and safety of employees. For example, technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) are now being leveraged in the construction sector to ensure safety and compliance.
IoT enables wireless connectivity and automated communication between all devices, allowing real-time identification of potential hazards, malfunctions, and even job site challenges without the need for human intervention. In the current pandemic-afflicted environment, smart PPEs are utilizing onboard sensors to detect hazards and other environmental conditions and proactively alert workers via networked applications. Moreover, technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and
Machine Learning (ML) are serving as smart assistants for construction managers by bringing their attention to critical things that they might overlook and preventing accidents. AR and VR technology have significantly reduced the need for face-to-face interactions while allowing for training programs to be completed efficiently and safely. Virtual job training modules can provide rich and essential instructions to new workers while adhering to social distancing rules.
As the number of safety and compliance solution providers in the market increases rapidly, construction companies need to skillfully select the solution provider that best fulfills their needs. To simplify and assist CIOs in identifying the right safety and compliance solution provider, Construction Tech Review presents “Top 10 Safety and Compliance Solution Companies 2021.”
A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, Analysts, and the Construction Tech Review editorial board has selected the top safety and compliance solution providers. In our selection process, we looked at the company’s offerings, core competency, news/press releases, client testimonials, milestones, and other recognition.